Cleveland, OH 80202

Industry: Legal Job Number: DS681116825 Pay Rate: $55000-70000 / year

Job Description

Job Summary:
We are seeking a skilled and dedicated Paralegal to join our legal team and provide essential support to our attorneys. The ideal candidate should possess a strong understanding of legal procedures, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. As a Paralegal, you will assist in various legal tasks, research, document preparation, and client interaction to ensure the smooth functioning of our legal operations.
Key Responsibilities:
  1. Legal Research: Conduct thorough research on case law, statutes, regulations, and legal articles to support attorneys in case preparation, strategy development, and client consultations.
  2. Document Preparation: Draft and prepare legal documents such as contracts, pleadings, motions, affidavits, agreements, and correspondence under attorney supervision.
  3. Case Management: Assist attorneys in managing cases by organizing and maintaining case files, deadlines, and important documents. Maintain an accurate and up-to-date filing system.
  4. Client Communication: Act as a point of contact for clients, assisting with inquiries, providing updates, and scheduling appointments. Maintain professionalism and confidentiality in all client interactions
  5. Discovery Support: Assist with discovery processes, including document review, analysis, and management. Collaborate with attorneys to prepare for depositions, hearings, and trials.
  6. Legal Administrative Tasks: Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, managing calendars, preparing expense reports, and coordinating travel arrangements for attorneys.
  7. Court Filings: Prepare, file, and manage court documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with court rules and regulations.
  8. Legal Database Management: Maintain and update legal databases, ensuring accurate and accessible information for reference by the legal team.
  9. Legal Compliance: Stay informed about changes in laws, regulations, and legal practices relevant to the organization. Assist in ensuring organizational compliance with applicable laws.
  10. Team Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with attorneys, other paralegals, and legal assistants to ensure seamless teamwork and efficient case management.
  1. Associate's degree or higher in Paralegal Studies or a related field. Bachelor's degree is a plus.
  2. Certification: Paralegal certification from a recognized institution is preferred.
  3. Experience: Previous paralegal experience is highly desirable.
  4. Legal Knowledge: Strong understanding of legal principles, procedures, and terminology.
  5. Research Skills: Proficiency in legal research methods and the use of legal research tools.
  6. Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact professionally with clients and team members.
  7. Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  8. Technology: Proficiency in using legal software, document management systems, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  9. Time Management: Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
  10. Confidentiality: High level of discretion and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  11. Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a dynamic environment.
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